The Emancipation of Judy
Image 1 "Portrait 1" 2017, Photography, 594 x 841 mm (23.4 x 33.1 in)
Image 2 "Portrait 3" 2017, Photography, 594 x 841 mm (23.4 x 33.1 in)
Image 3 "Portrait 2" 2017, Photography, 841 x 594 mm (33.1 inc 23.4 in)
The photos of Judy’s self-portraits in diary form depict her in a intimate and vulnerable state as the subject of self-awareness is questioned.
Judy has only ever been known as a blow-up sex-doll. She is the epitome of the anti-feminist object, but, as photographed by Lang, -brings a bittersweet and humanized side to the sex industry that is rarely shown.
The photos portray who she is and who she wants to be as she was stripped of this choice when she was created.
Judy has only ever been treated as a sexualised possession and like anyone else feels to need to be desired but was made to be your sexual fantasy and a product of capitalism.
“Do I have no desires? Am I not good enough?” she questions.
Releasing her past and taking hold of her image as she has been objectified, she switches between reality and fantasy as she imagines a better life of who she wants to be and what she wishes for the future.